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Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughsey’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country's fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy. For 12 years Hughesy made up one half of Melbourne's Nova breakfast team and for 5 years he co-hosted Network Ten’s The Project, not to mention 10 years on Ten’s AFL show Before the Game.

While he never left stand-up behind, in late 2013 Dave shocked Australia by announcing that he would be giving up his radio and television jobs to go back to his roots touring a brand new stand up show for an entire year. That show, Pointless sold over 60,000 tickets and went to every corner of Australia as well as overseas to LA, Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre in London’s west end.

In 2015 Dave returned to the airwaves with long time co-host Kate Langbroek joining the team at KIIS and Mix FM in a national drive radio program and he also joined the cast of The Footy Show with regular panel appearances, both back for the third year this year.

2017 is also the third year that Dave has opened the Logie Awards with a blistering and hilarious routine, smashing what is widely known as the hardest gig in the business.

Dave Hughes

Comedian / Broadcaster / Presenter

 

There is no bigger name in Australian comedy than Hughesy. A natural and unmistakably Australian comedian whose laconic style thinly disguises one of the fastest comic minds this country has ever seen.

 

It was at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 1999 that Hughesy was forced to move from a tiny upstairs city bar into a 300-seat room at the Melbourne Town Hall. Word had started to spread about this impossibly laid back guy from Warrnambool.

 

Since then, Hughesy has become one of the biggest and most loved names in Australian stand-up comedy. Honest and imperfect is how Australians like their comedy and Dave Hughes delivers exactly that in spades.

 

In 2013, Dave shocked Australia by announcing that after 12 years on radio with Nova 100, 5 years on Network Ten’s The Project, and 10 years with the iconic and much loved AFL Footy show Before The Game, he would be giving up his radio and television jobs to go back to his roots and tour a brand new stand up show for an entire year. 

 

Dave then toured his show Pointless to almost every corner of Australia to over 60,000 people, as well as overseas to LA, Montreal, the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre in London’s West End. 

 

In 2015, Dave returned to the airwaves with long-time friend Kate Langbroek for a national drive show across the KIIS and Mix FM network, and Australia were stoked to have Hughesy and Kate back. He also joined the team at Channel Nine’s The Footy Show performing a mix of stand-up and his team sprays, which have become infamous in the AFL community. Hughesy’s sprays aren’t just confined to the world of AFL – For the last three years Dave has delivered blistering and hilarious opening monologues at the Annual TV Week Logie Awards.

 

Hughesy continued to tour the country with his 2016 show Sweet, and in the same year was selected to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in both Montreal and at the Sydney Opera House.

 

There’s no slowing down for Dave in 2017 -  His latest show Deluded has packed out houses in regional towns and theatres in major capital cities including every major Comedy Festival in Australia – all while continuing his national drive radio show and regular panel appearances on The Footy Show.

 

 

“[a] laconic comic genius” Herald Sun

 

★★★★★ Sunday Mail

 

"Dave Hughes' wide crooked teeth smile and casual ocker charm kept the crowd howling like drains" Mikey Cahill, Herald Sun

 

‘Dave Hughes is Brilliant’ The Australian

 

“...one hilarious dude... 70 minutes of relentlessly entertaining sarcasm and self-deprecation” The Age

 

“Hughes has become one of the most appealing, and most powerful, comics around.” Sydney Morning Herald

“Dave Hughes is one of the funniest men in a city that has produced many of Australia’s funniest people.” Sunday Telegraph, Sydney

 

 

Television

2015-17 Channel Nine The Footy Show (Regular/panellist)
2014-17 Channel Ten Have You Been Paying Attention? (Regular guest)
2017 ABC TV Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Comedy Spot)
2017 Channel Nine The 59th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand Up/Opening)
2017 ABC ME
Stand & Deliver (Comedy Spot - For Kids)
2016 Channel Nine Hughes The Boss (Feature)
2016 Channel Nine Postcards (Guest)
2016 Channel Nine The 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand up)
2016 Channel Nine Australia's Got Talent (Host)
2016 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Stand up)
2016 Comedy Channel Melbourne International Comedy Festival's Big Three-Oh! (Stand up)
2015 Comedy Channel Just For Laughs at the Sydney Opera House (Stand up)
2015 ABC TV Stop Laughing This Is Serious (Interview guest)
2015 Channel Nine The 57th Annual TV Week Logie Awards (Stand up/Opening)
2015 Network Ten Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand up)
2014 - 15 ABC TV Media Circus (Guest)
2014 Channel 7 Just For Laughs Special (Guest)
2014 ABC TV Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery (Interview Guest)
2014 Network TEN The Project (Weekly Crosses)
2014 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Guest - 3 episodes)
2014 Comedy Channel (Foxtel) Best of the Sydney Comedy Festival (stand up)
2014 Nine Network 2014 TV Week Logies (Presenter)
2014 ABC TV Q&A (Guest)
2014 Network TEN Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (stand up)
2011 – 13 Network TEN The Project (co-host)
2004 - 13 Network TEN Before The Game (Core Cast Member + Writer)
2013 Network TEN A League Of Their Own (Guest)
2013 Network TEN Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Host)
2012 Network TEN Scumbus telemovie (Cameo)
2009 – 11 Network TEN The 7pm Project (co-host)
2011 ABC TV Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight (guest)
2011 Network TEN The 7PM Project – Royal Wedding Special (co-host)
2011 Network TEN Talkin’ Bout Your Generation (Contestant)
2011 Network TEN Gatorade Replay (player)
2010 Network TEN The 7PM Project Election Special (co-host)
2010 Network TEN The 7PM Project – Commonwealth Games Opening Night Special
2010 Network TEN 2010 Brownlow Awards (co-host on Blue Carpet)
2010 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Allstars Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2010 Network TEN 2010 Superbowl broadcast (commentator)
2009 Network TEN Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (celebrity contestant)
2009 Channel Seven Thank God You’re Here (contestant)
2009 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (contestant)
2009 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance)
2009 Nine Network 2009 Logies Awards (presenter)
2009 Network TEN Good News Week (Panellist)
2009 Network TEN 2009 Superbowl broadcast (commentator)
2009 ABC TV Spicks and Specks (Contestant)
2007-2009 Network TEN ROVE (Core Cast Member)
2007-2008 ABC TV Spicks + Specks (contestant)
2007 Network TEN ROVE LIVE from Los Angeles (Core cast member)
2007 Network TEN Thank God You’re Here (Contestant)
2007 Network TEN The TAC Grand Final Breakfast (Host)
2007 ABC TV The Sideshow (Stand Up Spot)
2007 Nine Network 2007 Logies Awards (Key Presenter)
2007 Nine Network 20-1 (Interview)
2007 Nine Network The Dave Hughes Special
2001 – 2006 ABC TV The Glass House (Weekly Cast Member)
2006 Channel V ARIA Awards Hall of Fame (Host)
2006 Network TEN Australia’s Brainiest Comedian (Contestant)
2006 Network TEN Rove Live (Stand Up Appearance)
2006 Nine Network TemptationComedian Special (Guest)
2005-2007 Network TEN ARIA Awards (Presenter)
2005 Network TEN Seriously Funny (Interview)
2005 Network TEN Essendon Vs Carlton (Guest Commentator Wizard Cup)
2004 ABC TV Enough Rope with Andrew Denton (Interview)
2004 & 2005 Nine Network TV Week Logie Awards (Award Presenter)
2004 Nine Network World Comedy Unplugged (Stand Up Appearance)
2003 Network TEN After The Game (Panellist with Peter Helliar)
2003 & 2005 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Host)
2002 ABC TV Raw Comedy Final (Host with Corinne Grant & Wil Anderson)
2001 – 2006 Network TEN Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x 4)
2001 ABC TV Raw Comedy National Final (Host)
2001 Network TEN Rove [Live] (Stand Up Appearance)
2000 – 2001 Network TEN GNW Debate
2000 – 2003 ABC TV The Fat (Regular Panellist)
2000 thecomedychannel The Java Lounge (Weekly Segment)
2000 Network TEN Good News Week (Regular Panellist)
2000 Nine Network The Russell Gilbert Show (Stand Up Appearance/Special Reports)
1999 – 2000 Nine Network Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up Appearance x 2)
1999 – 2001 thecomedychannel The Big Smooze (Various Interviews & Panel Appearances)
1999 Seven Network World Cup Comedy
1998 Nine Network Hey Hey it’s Saturday (Stand Up Appearance)
1997 Nine Network IMT (Stand Up Appearance)

 

Radio

2015 - 2017 KIIS and Mix FM Drive with Hughesy and Kate
2014 NOVA 100 NOVA 100 Breakfast Show (Various)
2002 – 2013 NOVA 100 NOVA 100 Breakfast Show (Host with Kate Langbroek)
2001 Triple M Melbourne The Dave and Dave Show (Host with Dave O’Neil - Saturday Mornings)
2000 Triple M (National) Regular Segment
1999 – 2000 Triple R The Breakfasters (Regular Segment)
1999 – 2000 Triple M Melbourne Crud (Regular Segment)

 

Live Shows

2017 Deluded - Solo Show, Perth Fringe Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Regional Australian tour
2016 Sweet - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth Comedy Festival, Regional Australian Tour
2016 Dave Hughes Live - Solo Show, Byron Bay Theatre
2015 Pumped - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Geelong, Hobart, Campbelltown, Hornsby, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Ipswich, Mackay, Perth, Brisbane, Packenham, Dandenong, Darwin.
2014 Pointless - Solo Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane, Hobart, Darwin, Canberra, Alice Springs, Regional Australian Tour to 40 venues
2013 Freezer Bread - Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Eatons Hill Hotel
2012 The Comeback Tour – Solo show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Enmore Theatre (Sydney), Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Crown Theatre Perth, Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre
2012 Dave Hughes Live, Hottest Headliners The Comic’s Lounge, Melbourne
2010 Retro – Solo show Melbourne International Comedy festival
2009 Dave Hughes Is Handy – Solo Show Enmore Theatre - Sydney Comedy Festival, Powerhouse – Brisbane Comedy Festival, Thebarton Theatre – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Comedy theatre - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Cranky – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2007-2008 Hughesy Goes Bananas – Solo Show National Tour
2007

Dave Hughes Live! – Solo show  Walkabout, London, UK

2006 - 2007 Hughesy Rides Again – Solo Show Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide Fringe Festival -, Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Theatre Royal – Hobart, Princess Theatre – Launceston, The Enmore Theatre - Sydney, Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane, Civic Theatre – Newcastle, WIN Entertainment Centre – Wollongong, Regal Theatre – Perth
2006 Dave Hughes Live – Solo Show Victorian Regional Tour
2005 Dave Hughes Live – Solo Show Victorian Regional Tour
2004/05 Tasty – Solo Show The Enmore Theatre – Sydney, Athenaeum Theatre - Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2003/2004 High Voltage – Solo Show The Enmore Theatre - Sydney, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Octagon Theatre - Perth, The Tivoli Theatre & Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane
2003 Massive – Solo Show WA Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2002 Whatever – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Store
2001 Full On – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
2000 Super Toasty Loaf – Solo Show Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Valhalla Cinema – Sydney
1999 Lying To The Government - Solo Show Edinburgh Festival Fringe
1999 Bone Idle – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1998 Bone Idle – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1997 Facing Reality – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival
1996 Hughesy And Friends Are Lying To The Government – Solo Show Melbourne International Comedy Festival

 

Awards

2013 TV Tonight Awards, Winner: Best Sports Show or Coverage - Before The Game
2013 TV Tonight Awards, Winner: Best Light Entertainment - The Project
2013 The Project Nominated for a Logie - Most Popular Light Entertainment Program
2013 Before The Game Nominated for a Logie - Most Popular Sports Program
2012 The Project Nominated for a Logie – Most Popular Light Entertainment Program
2012 Before The Game Nominated for a Logie - Most Popular Sports Program
2011 Before The Game Nominated for a Logie - Most Popular Sports Program
2010 Before The Game Nominated for a Logie - Most Popular Sports Program
2009 Nominee for Comedian of the Year – GQ Magazine “Men of the Year” Awards
2009 Before The Game Nominated for a Logie - Most Popular Sports Program
2007 Winner of ARIA Awards for Best Comedy Release
2005 Nominated for Best On-Air Team with Kate Langbroek & Dave O’Neil for the NOVA 100 Breakfast Show – Australian Commercial Radio Awards
2003 Award for Outstanding Radio Comedy Performance: Hughesy, Kate and Dave - Australian Comedy Awards
2003 Nominated for the Australian Commercial Radio Awards Best On-Air Team with Kate Langbroek & Dave O’Neil for the NOVA 100 Breakfast Show
2003 Nominated for the ARIA Best Comedy Album Award for Whatever
2002 Winner of the RAWARDS Best On-Air Team with Kate Langbroek & Dave O’Neil for the NOVA 100 Breakfast Show
2000 Nominated for the Campus Activities Victoria Best Comedy Act Award
1999 Nominated for the Stella Award for Best Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Bone Idle
1999

Nominated for the Campus Activities Victoria Best Comedy Act Award

 

Recordings

2014 Release of Pointless through Universal Pictures
2011 Release of Double Up Hughesy DVD double pack of Handy and Live through Liberation/Warner Music
2009 Release of Dave Hughes is Handy through Liberation/Warner Music
2006 Release of Dave Hughes Live through Liberation/Warner Music
2006 Release of The Best of The Glass House (2002-2006) DVD by ABC Enterprises and distributed through Roadshow Entertainment
2002 Release of Whatever released through Liberation/Warner Music
2001 Release of the Melbourne Comedy Festival CD compilation through Rubber Music, distributed by BMG Australia

 

Writing

2007 Herald Sun – Weekly Election Campaign Column
2007 Herald-Sun Fortnightly Opinion Page Column

 

Corporate

Various clients including Bakers Delight, Columbus Line, Fujitsu, the Gippsland Business Awards, Microsoft, National Australia Bank, Coles Myer, IMA Insurance, Telstra, Collingwood Football Club, Elite Sports Properties, AFL, AGL, Telstra, Australian DVD Awards, The Herald Sun, Clemengers, IMA Insurance, Harvey Norman. 

 

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Last Updated: June 2017